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The Effect of Robust Decisions on the Cost of Uncertainty in Military Airlift Operations

Warren B. Powell, Belgacem Bouzaiene-Ayari, Jean Berger, Abdeslem Boukhtouta, Abraham P. George
2011 ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation  
Using data from Canadian military airlift operations, we study the effect of uncertainty in customer demands as well as aircraft failures.  ...  There are a number of sources of randomness that arise in military airlift operations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The research was supported by a grant from Defense Research (DRDC) of Canada.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2043635.2043636 fatcat:2m42euyqhfbppohf6zog46zwwq

The optimizing-simulator

Tongqiang Tony Wu, Warren B. Powell, Alan Whisman
2009 ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation  
We illustrate these ideas in the context of modeling military airlift, where simulation and optimization have been viewed as competing methodologies.  ...  information events (new customer demands, equipment failures, weather delays), 3) forecasts of the impact of decisions now on the future (giving rise to value functions used in dynamic programming), and  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported in part by grant AFOSR contract FA9550-08-1-0195. The authors gratefully acknowledge the very helpful comments of the referees.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1540530.1540535 fatcat:hz75pj6lizefjhavks6siplovq

US Air Force Airlift and the Army's Relevance

Robert C. Owen
2017 Parameters  
in all details of airlift force structure planning?  ...  The importance of these two questions is obvious given the integral role of inter-and intratheater air mobility in most Army warfighting concepts.  ...  Agile strategic maneuver and logistical support by air and sea will be essential to achieving these effects. 7 he success of these emerging lines of development will depend on the support of robust air  ... 
doi:10.55540/0031-1723.2936 fatcat:cusji22pkvhelk5qdynrpx3iri


1955 Archives of Surgery  
T his analysis begins by positing that a final nuclear agreement is reached between Iran and the United States,  ...  USAF Posture in the Middle East The U.S. military continues to maintain a robust presence in the Gulf region.  ...  CENTCOM Missions in Post-Agreement World: Tiers and Tensions NOTE: Colored arrows denote the effect of types of missions on nuclear agreement.  ... 
doi:10.1001/archsurg.1955.01270110001001 fatcat:u6jnggngsfftbettnlw467nv5e

Dynamic Planning of System of Systems Architecture Evolution

Zhemei Fang, Daniel DeLaurentis
2014 Procedia Computer Science  
This paper in particular develops a tool that adopts an operations research-based perspective to SoS level planning based on metrics of cost, performance, schedule and risk.  ...  Decisions to add, remove, or reconstitute connections between systems can result in repercussive failures across operational and developmental dimensions of an SoS.  ...  Acknowledgements This material is based upon work supported, in whole or in part, by the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.03.055 fatcat:7vcjbrfl45fyrjlrigpy6iegi4

Integrated logistics planning for the air and space expeditionary force

M A Amouzegar, R S Tripp, L A Galway
2004 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
As we mentioned earlier, the new security environ- ment is plagued with uncertainty and in order to reduce or control this uncertainty, we must develop a robust system that can respond to the ever-changing  ...  At a more tactical level, we must consider the transportation requirement for a network of FSLs and FOLs and consider its ramification on longer term decision making such as policy of strategic airlift  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601704 fatcat:asngv7jibjdc3evzxd4vzcsmoa

Developing new technologies for the ARPA-Rome Planning Initiative

J. Stillman, P. Bonissone
1995 IEEE Expert  
These ~ capabilities in turn require strong techno- THIS SURVEY HlGHLlGHTS SOME OF THE MANYAPA R&'D PROGRAMS THAT ARE FOCUSliVG ON TECHNOLOGY ZSSUES IN PLAN GENERATION, SCHEDULRVG AND TEMPORAL REASONZNG  ...  A KEY REQUIREMENT OF THE ARPA/Rome Planning Initiative is that the research and technology development must address critical aspects of the overall ARPI 1 vision.  ...  Acknowledgments We have tried to correctly describe the work of many individual researchers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/64.391962 fatcat:2huqke6lc5hlthc4u7shcs5qoi

Optimizing Military Airlift

Steven F. Baker, David P. Morton, Richard E. Rosenthal, Laura Melody Williams
2002 Operations Research  
The time-dynamic model captures a significant number of the important aspects of an airlift system in a large-scale military deployment, including aerial refueling, tactical (intracontinental) aircraft  ...  The model is designed to provide insight into issues associated with designing and operating an airlift system. We describe analyses for the U.S.  ...  We benefited from numerous interactions with leading analysts in the air mobility community.  ... 
doi:10.1287/opre.50.4.582.2864 fatcat:367lliyevfcqzjqzm5gptgdkku

Designing global supply networks for conflict or disaster support: the case of the Canadian Armed Forces

A Martel, A Benmoussa, M Chouinard, W Klibi, O Kettani
2013 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
In order to fulfill Canada's international disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping and peace enforcement roles, the Canadian Forces (CF) rely on a supply network to deploy and sustain its  ...  the CF supply network to consider the incorporation of permanent international prepositioning depots has become an important issue.  ...  The modeling approach adopted in the paper is based on the generic design methodology proposed by Klibi and Martel (2009) to obtain effective and robust SCNs.  ... 
doi:10.1057/jors.2012.65 fatcat:htbho3fhird6dhwfrotzwmrhau

Defence logistics: an important research field in need of researchers

Keenan D. Yoho, Sebastiaan Rietjens, Peter Tatham, Keenan D. Yoho
2013 International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management  
Design/methodology/approach -The paper is based upon a conceptual discussion of defence logistics as it has been studied in the past and is being studied in the present, and a reflection on the ways in  ...  Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to the special issue on defence logistics.  ...  resilient supply networks that can withstand the impact of significant uncertainty; and the effect of reducing product life cycles on inventory purchase decisions.  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijpdlm-03-2012-0079 fatcat:apymmyllwberbdfw3y73m7e2cm

Dynamic rescheduling heuristics for military village search environments

Paul Maxwell, Anthony A. Maciejewski, Howard Jay Siegel, Jerry Potter, Jay Smith
2014 The Journal of Defence Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology  
Using robustness concepts, this paper proposes and compares dynamic resource allocation heuristics that create mission plans that are resilient against uncertainty in the environment and that save valuable  ...  Conducting dynamic resource allocation during the execution of a military village search mission is beneficial especially when the time to develop a static plan is limited and hence the quality of the  ...  Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, DOD, or the U.S. Government.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1548512913518665 fatcat:qtzldvmpdfhazi7b73t7phw5ie

Full Issue (17.1, Spring 2006)

Journal of Transportation Management Editors
2006 Journal of Transportation Management  
In the third article, Michael Maloni provides the most comprehensive review and summary of the literature on third party logistics that I have seen.  ...  In the final article of this issue, Carol Johnson, Lidiya Sokhnich and Charles Ng investigate the impact of several supply chain dimensions on overall firm performance.  ...  Pope is a professor of operations management at the University of Toledo. He earned his MA at Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. Dr.  ... 
doi:10.22237/jotm/1143850080 fatcat:fkgi3eyqy5frzdbasjek5igm54

Robust Optimization of Large-Scale Systems

John M. Mulvey, Robert J. Vanderbei, Stavros A. Zenios
1995 Operations Research  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research of S. A. Zenios  ...  The responsibiLity for these decisions lies with the Air Mobility Command (AMq, previousLy the Military Airlift Command or MAC.  ...  This leads to the following category of decision variables: xthe number of sorties on each route in the network (by aircraft type); v . the amount of undelivered cargo using military aircraft.  ... 
doi:10.1287/opre.43.2.264 fatcat:od6ed5qwsnavzn4esmmtwlf4ou

Benefits of imagery collection for enhancing intelligence gathering

D. Bunt, G.A. Lamm, J. Buckingham
2003 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, 2003  
We explored the capabilities imagery brings to DAMTA in future military operations and the integration of DAMTA into Future Combat Systems.  ...  We focused on: 1) how imagery can assist specific military operations; 2) the trade-offs, attributes and relationships of imagery; 3) the configuration of the imagery-capturing device and 4) the vulnerabilities  ...  Figure 1 illustrates the importance of weather analysis in the Intelligence Preparation on the Battlefield (IPB) and tactical decision-making processes because it accounts for 25% of the uncertainty in  ... 
doi:10.1109/sieds.2003.158036 fatcat:fbxix7kqcbcepg7ru2susqfazi

See and Avoid Using Onboard Computer Vision [chapter]

John Lai, Jason J. Ford, Luis Mejias, Peter O'Shea, Rod Walker
2012 Sense and Avoid in UAS  
for the cost-effective application of UAS in many civil applications, especially those involved with monitoring. r Longer durability and robustness to weather conditions and turbulence will also be a  ...  The design of FDI/FTC algorithms for UAs must focus on robustness to modeling uncertainties, simple design and INTRODUCTION In order to reach these goals, there is a need to develop realistic benchmark  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781119964049.ch10 fatcat:nzkhu5nsrzarpn4mzo7ysd7vzu
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